Research Assistant - Grant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-681

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
A research assistant position is available in the laboratories of Prof. Bassam Ali (Departments of Pathology and Genetics and Genomics), College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University. The position is to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human genetic conditions. The successful candidates should have at least a BSc degree in a biomedical sciences discipline with research experience in more than one of the following research areas: molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, genomics, human molecular genetics or protein chemistry.

The position is supported by a grant from the United Arab Emirates University initially for six months. Salary is tax-free and is in the range of 4000-5000 UAE Dirhams per month, commensurate with training and experience. Interested candidates should submit electronically their curriculum vitae, brief summary of research goals and names of at least three referees online.

The UAE is an open and tolerant society and clearly one of the most attractive places to live and work in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates University is situated in the city of Al-Ain. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are an hour's drive from Al-Ain.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
The position is to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human genetic conditions. The successful candidates should have at least a BSc degree in a biomedical sciences discipline.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
Research experience in more than one of the following research areas: molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, genomics, human molecular genetics or protein chemistry.

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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